Since the 1980s, Ferrari has had veto power in Formula One—if it doesn’t like a rule the series or its governing body, the FIA, wants to implement, the team can step in and stop things. FIA president Jean Todt thinks Ferrari should lose that ability, which brings up the question of why the team has it in the first…
A new “Americas Rallycross” is launching this season and taking some of the main teams from Red Bull Global Rallycross, which has been the top rallycross series in the U.S. since its first 2011 season. But, uh, about this new “Americas” series—the start of its season is in Britain.
Sometimes, it’s nice to walk around and think we aren’t living in a dystopian robot sci-fi movie. Sometimes, it’s nice to think the technology isn’t watching us at every turn. But it is. Even video boards at NASCAR races are scanning your face. You thought you were looking at them? This is incorrect. They are looking…
If anything could challenge the mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette for the “Most Speculated About” award in the automotive industry, it’s talk of a new Toyota Supra. And now that the new Supra is here, kind of, its lead engineer wants to apologize to everyone for taking so long to bring the famous car back.
CMT is in early talks about producing a show featuring spouses in NASCAR, a source with knowledge on the potential show told Jalopnik on Monday. As the series loses its only full-time woman driver, this doesn’t look like a step forward.
Few people reach such a status that others would pay tons of money for clothing they wore in hours-long, sweaty athletic events, and, when phrased like that, it sounds weird regardless of whose clothing it is. But Formula One legend Ayrton Senna reached that status, and one of his race suits is up for auction soon.
Remember those “That’s not a Buick” ads from a few years back? They must have been a subtle foreshadowing, because reports are that Buick plans to pull name badging off of its cars starting with the 2019 model year. The move is, surprisingly, about more than getting away from the brand’s own reputation.
Last year, Lamborghini broke down and joined most of the automotive world in catering to the public’s unrelenting obsession with large vehicles that’s choking other segments of the car market. It did that by debuting the Urus SUV, which, in the most shocking news ever, apparently has “terrific” sales so far.
Subaru wants to have the safest cars in the world and the manual transmission, the one good thing left in this world, is holding that up, according to a report from AutoExpress. That led an executive at Subaru U.K. to give us all a big scare, with ideas of a future where BRZs and WRX STIs all shift their own gears.
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According to the Associated Press, a man had a court date in Connecticut on Wednesday to face charges for car theft. He showed up to that court date in a stolen car, police said. That is very bold.
While driving on an island in Western Australia, WAtoday reports that Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo’s parents and their friends claim they found a 132-year-old message in a bottle they originally thought was litter. But not everyone believes them, and some think it’s just an elaborate marketing plan.
NASCAR driver Matt DiBenedetto, the guy whose last name usually gets replaced with “DiBurrito” online and whose reaction to finishing sixth at Bristol in 2016 got us all teary, tweeted video Tuesday saying he was unsponsored for the race this weekend. Eight minutes later, his competitors started pitching in money.
The finale of the Formula One season last year was a hard one for me. It was the end of a long, one-sided relationship I’d held with the McLaren-Honda F1 team partnership, in which the Honda engine miserably failed and I made constant, possibly annoying jokes about it. I really enjoyed the bond we had there.
While most of us don’t enjoy daylight saving time or the sadness that comes with it, not practicing it when everyone else does sounds just as bad. Most of Arizona doesn’t honor the changing of clocks, and that means this weekend’s NASCAR races will happen in more than one time zone—at the same race track.
Croatian car manufacturer Rimac Automobili is perhaps best known for “that car Richard Hammond wrecked in,” when it deserves far more than that. But Rimac could finally leave that legacy behind, because its new car makes enough headlines on its own: The all-electric Rimac C Two is rated at 1,914 horsepower.
When a person like former Lotus Formula One development driver Carmen Jorda talks about how women are less capable as racing drivers than men—and she does, a lot—there’s an urge to treat it as an offhand comment with no merit. That’s particularly true when the person has a history of not helping the people they’re…
When Formula One mandated the halo cockpit-protection bar for 2018, a lot of people saw it as a rushed, unappealing and ugly solution to a safety issue drivers have been asking the series to solve for years. But after all of the apprehension and complaining, it sounds like the halo isn’t too terrible from the cockpit.
A complaint filed with a U.S. District Court in Florida accuses former NASCAR driver Rick Crawford of trying to pay for sex with a minor, a fictitious 12-year-old girl used in a police investigation. Crawford was taken into custody upon arriving for the encounter, where he thought he was meeting the girl’s father.